The Top Places to Visit Around the World

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to amazing travel destinations. With more than 195 countries, each one with unique attractions and cultures, there are many places to go. The question is – how do you choose?

Also, do you plan to visit just one exotic location or book a western Caribbean cruise where you can see several on the same trip? You must answer this question for yourself; however, you can find some of the best places to visit from around the world below.  

Cancun, Mexico

For several years, Cancun has been a popular getaway for those living nearby. They can enjoy an international vacation without having to travel too far from home.

However, even though many tourists flock to the area, it is still full of all the charm that first made it a popular tourist destination.

Cancun is best known for its warm beaches, wild nightlife, and luxury hotels. You can indulge in all these and more, along with authentic Mexican food. However, during your visit, be sure to take time to explore some of the other attractions, such as snorkeling, swimming in cenotes, and visiting the Mayan ruins.

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is considered one of the top vacation spots for anyone who wants to see an impressive marvel of nature. This reef is more than 2,300 kilometers long and so big that it can be seen from outer space.

Located of the East Coast of Queensland the reef can be accessed through a number of different locations. However, none more popular than the Whitsunday Islands. Why? The Whitsunday Islands are a sight in themselves, plus only a short boat trip away from the Great Barrier Reef. Many people opt for skippered yacht charter Whitsundays to take them around the islands and out to the reef.

Visiting the area allows you to enjoy all the amazing sights of the unique marine life – both plants and animals – that call the reef home. You can snorkel or dive here and see the local fauna and flora up close and personal.

Yellowstone National Park

This park is located mainly in Wyoming but spreads into Idaho and Montana. It’s the first national park in the country and still one of the most popular. It welcomes over 3.8 million people thanks to the local wildlife and beautiful lakes.

While the park dropped five spots this past year, it is still a great vacation destination. It’s also great for an upcoming family trip.

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes are found on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, between Zadar and Zagreb.

The lakes are made up of 16 bodies of water joined together by various bridges and waterfalls. Old forests also flank, each one with interesting and beautiful wildlife hidden inside.

You can explore the area by trekking down both man-made and natural paths and exploring the region’s varied altitudes, which range from 1,000 meters to 280 meters above sea level.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is easy to pick out in any magazine, thanks to the whitewashed buildings, beaches, and blue-domed churches. If you love pretty pictures, this is definitely a place to go.

Be sure you take time to explore the archaeological wonders of the area, too, such as Ancient Thera and Ancient Akrotiri. You can also visit a few of the smaller islands surrounding Santorini, such as Palea Kameni and Thirassia.

Taj Mahal, India

India’s Taj Mahal is one of the most famous vacation destinations in the entire world. It is one of the world’s seven wonders and serves as a reminder of never-ending, true love.

This is not a palace, although that is what many people think. Instead, it is a mausoleum and the final resting place of Mumtaz Mahal. Her husband constructed it. The architectural wonder is a perfect example of Mughal architecture with four identical sides and a height that reaches 240 feet in the sky.

Traveling the World

As you can see, there are more than a few amazing places to go and things to see around the globe. If you want to travel, you won’t be disappointed by the locations on this list. Be sure to start making your travel plans now and go see what is “out there” and explore the amazing things waiting for you across the globe. 

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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